While addressing a rally at Ramanathapuram district today, Modi showed a wrist watch which carried Chidambaram’s picture and Congress party ‘s symbol. He alleged that the watch was given to every house by Chidambaram in this district.
He asked the Election Commission to take this seriously and to take action immediately.
Modi who addressed this temple city and important tourism destinations, said like Rameswaram many other places in the country can be promoted as good tourism destinations. Tourism will help all the people in the society, it is the fastest growing industry, which can give good returns will low investment and create lakhs of jobs.
“BJP is committed to promote tourism in the country,” said Modi.
On the fishermen issue, he said fishermen in the country, especially in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat are tortured by Sri Lankan Navy and Pakistan Navy and it is because “in the centre we dont have a strong government, which got guts,” said Modi. It may be noted, fishermen from Ramanathapuram and Kanyakumari districts often get arrested by Sri Lankan Navy.
He also assured that, if BJP Government comes into the power in the Centre it will not only address the above said issue, but also will help their livelihood by giving latest satellite technologies to find where there are fishes and will take other measures.
To attract minority voters, considering Ramanathapuram and neighbouring districts got sizeable population, Modi said Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, son of soil from Ramanathapuram, had special love for Gujarat and his first job was in Gujarat’s capital.
He also said Congress 15 point programme for the development of minority was complete failure, which was mentioned by the Kundu Committee, appointed by the Congress-led UPA to review the programme.
“After reviewing the Committee found that there is no change since 2006,” said Modi, who said the after spending crores of money only 56% of the programme could be achieved.
In Tamil Nadu, only 24% could be achieved through this programme, while in Gujarat it was 54%, said Modi .